"Where the West Still Lives"

First Thursday
of every month:
Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 4:00 pm Mancos Valley Visitor Center
101 E Bauer Ave.
Public welcome!
June 21, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Construction is beginning on the parking area in front of the Mancos Valley Visitor Center. We may need to close for a couple of days to allow for construction, but we will attempt to stay open during this period. Please use the side door by Boyle Park.
Featured Chamber Members
Ertel Funeral Home

Serving you since 1921
T & M Dirtworks Inc
11575 Rd 42
P.O. Box 1254
Mancos, Colorado 81328

(970) 946-3231
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Disaster News
Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters

 Southwest Strong Fire Relief Business Microloan is Now Available from First Southwest Community Fund
The weekend's rain brought much needed relief to our area, and we are all very grateful for this, but the many businesses that have been evacuated, on pre-evacuated, effected by 550's closure and the forest's closures are still in need of help as tourism season continues to be affected here in Durango and in our surrounding towns.

First Southwest Community Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit, has put together the  #SouthwestStrong  Fire Relief Business Microloan, a low-interest, fixed-rate microloan, for Southwestern Colorado businesses (concentrated primarily in La Plata, San Juan, Archuleta, and Montezuma counties) impacted by the fire's evacuations, pre-evacuations and closures.

Applications are open immediately!

If you do not qualify for the Southwest Strong Fire Relief Business Microloan, another great resource for financial assistance is Region 9 Economic Development District.

All 5 counties of Southwest Colorado are eligible for SBA Disaster Loans due to Drought
The SBA is currently offering disaster assistance loans to Colorado Small Businesses that have been impacted by the drought. Unfortunately, the SBA is not offering disaster assistance loans at this time to Colorado Small Businesses that have been impacted by the fire. Be on the look out for fire disaster financial assistance in the near future.

Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado
Region 9 is another great resource for business microloans. Region 9 has waived the monthly payment and interest for all our loan clients under evacuation or directly impacted such as our Silverton businesses. They will be addressing impacts of the Forest closure to additional loan clients in the next month.
Happenings in June
Mancos Farmers Market, Thursdays, 4-7 pm, Downtown Mancos
June at
June 21- Solstice celebration, live music by Carute Roma from 7-9.

 June 22- Food truck- Sweetwater Gypsies wood fired pizza 5-9
 June 23- Food truck- Four Dope Gringos
 June 24- Live Music by Erik Nordstrom and guest Glenn Smith 6-8
 June 29- Mancos Valley River Film fest and movie night 6-9, Food truck- Sweetwater Gypsies wood fired pizza 5-9
 June 30- Food Truck- Yia Yia Greek, Live music by Crooked Measures 7-9
Next Grand Summer Nights, June 30th.
 2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Fest, June 29th and 30th
Local nonprofit Mancos Valley Resources (MVR) and Founding Sponsor Alpacka Raft are spearheading the 2 nd  Annual Mancos Valley River Film Fest with a “Local’s Night” featuring Durango bikepacker Ashley Carruth at Outlier Cellars on Friday, June 29, and a night of bike, boat, and conservation films at the Mancos Opera House, Saturday, June 30. All Burro and 416 firefighters get in free. Proceeds will benefit the Mancos Trails Group and Mancos Valley Resources.
Friday night’s event is free, and Outlier Cellars is donating 10% of the proceeds of sales from cider. The Saturday main film event coincides with Mancos Grand Summer Nights, which will end just as the film fest begins. Tickets are $20 if you purchase online and $25 at the door. Please bring your own mug for beer, or purchase a 2018 Mancos Valley River Film Fest mug for $5. 
Visit our Facebook events page to see more Classes, Events, and Happenings around Mancos Valley.
The Lomayestewa family has been coming to Mesa Verde National Park each summer for close to thirty years and performs a variety of dances. We hope you will join us for this opportunity to see culture come to life. 
Traditional Hopi Dances
Mesa Verde
National Park
June 30 and July 1

Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, the Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park. Performances begin at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.
Happenings in July
Mancos Days 2018 July 27, 28, 29
Craft Fair - Christmas in July
Saturday, July 7th
9 am - 3 pm
Painting Skies
July 12 and 13
Happenings in August
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